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Tuition Rates

Tuition is charged on a per-credit basis. Your residency status determines your tuition rate and some fees. See the Residency Classifications section of this catalog for more information. The Austin Community College Board of Trustees approves tuition and fee rates. Amounts are subject to change without notice. Refer to the Tuition Table for any updates to tuition and fees.

The following tuition and fees for catalog 2023-24 were approved by the Board of Trustees on April 10, 2023 to remain unchanged.

Residency Status for Tuition PurposesPer Credit Hour
In-District Texas Resident$67
Out-of-District Texas Resident$67 + $201 out-of-district fee
Out-of-State & International Non-Resident$335

General & Course-Related Fees

General and course-related fees are charged in addition to tuition; those fees are noted in the applicable course description — see Current Courses for the latest course descriptions listing. These fees are refundable in some circumstances. See Refunds for more information.

General Fees

Fee or ChargeAmount - Description
Out-of-District Fee$201 per credit hour as shown above - Fee is charged to Texas resident students who live outside the ACC District.
Out-of-District Fee for DUAL students*$150 per course charged to DUAL (formerly ECS) students when enrolled in tuition exempt courses offered at an ACC campus (exceptions apply). Visit Dual Credit Classes for more information.
General Fee$15 per credit hour - Fee is used as a pledge against the Revenue Bond Debt Service payment. Revenue bonds are used to improve and construct the college’s facilities.
Student Success Fee$2 per credit hour (formerly Student Activity Fee) - Fee is charged to enhance student success via student life, student activities, and other services provided by the College.
Student Accident Fee$1 per course - Fee pays for injuries occurring from school sponsored activities related to the selected classes. Visit Office of Risk Management for more information.
Sustainability Fee$1 per credit hour, with the average student paying $8 a semester - Supports initiatives for a sustainable campus environment such as alternative transportation, renewable energy, energy efficiency, engagement of the college community, recycling, and environmentally responsible purchasing.
Student Parking Fee$15 per year (optional).

*Effective Spring 2024, the Out-of-District Fee for DUAL students was eliminated.

Course-Related Fees & Descriptions

Other Fees

Other fees are charged for a variety of circumstances, such as for the International Student application fee, course challenge fee, Green Pass fee, parking fine, replacement/reissue fee, returned payment fee, late payment fee, library fine, etc. These fees are not typically refundable.